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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 14 days

USD 2070 per person
Trip Code : DH/RT-13
Destination : KATHMANDU VALLEY | POKHARA VALLEY | ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP
Grading : Hard
Duration : 14 days
Accomodation : 3 Star category
Meals : Breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara and all meals during trek
Activity : Tour
Group Size : min. 2 pax
Transportation : Private Tourist Vehicle
Price : USD 2070 per person
Single Supplement : USD 280 

Overview


The Annapurna region in central Nepal offers some of the most scenic trails in the world. Owning to its geographical and cultural diversity, trekking here is a real treat. This area has sub-tropical lowlands, valleys, bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, windswept desert plateaus and the towering Annapurna Mountains. The people of this region are an assortment of different ethnic groups though mostly dominated by Gurungs and Magars. This trek in the Annapurna foothills to the top of Poon Hill is one of the most pleasant trekking areas.

PROGRAM OUTLINE   
DAY 01 | ARRIVAL KATHMANDU (-/-/-)
DAY 02 | KATHMANDU (B/-/-)
DAY 03 | KATHMANDU - POKHARA (B/-/-)
DAY 04 | POKHARA – GHANDRUNG (1980 M) (5 HRS WALK) (B/L/D) 
DAY 05 | GHANDRUNG – TADAPANI (2904 M) (5 HRS WALK) (B/L/D) 
DAY 06 | TADAPANI – GHOREPANI (2830 M) (5 HRS WALK) (B/L/D) 
DAY 07 | GHOREPANI – TIRKHEDHUNGA (1577 M) (6 HRS WALK) (B/L/D)
DAY 08 | TIRKHEDHUNGA – NAYAPOOL – POKHARA (5 HRS WALK) (B/L/-)
DAY 09 | POKHARA - KATHMANDU (B/-/-)
DAY 10 | KATHMANDU – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
 

Trip Highlights

  • Ghandrung village
  • Annapurna Base Camp
  • Pokhara valley
  • Machhapuchhare Base Camp
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Swoyambhunath stupa |
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVAL KATHMANDU


Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu, Nepal
Meeting and assistance at the airport
You will be welcomed with Khada (Tibetan silk scarf) or flower garland outside the arrival terminal gate by our representative. 
You will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2: KATHMANDU


Morning, half-day tour of old Kathmandu city, its Durbar square, myriad of temples including the temple residence of the Living Goddess, Kumari. Proceed on to Swoyambhunath Stupa. Swoyambhunath is a Buddhist Stupa said to be more than 2000 years old, is perched on a hillock 77 meters above the valley floor and offering a bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu City. 

Afternoon, tour of Bhaktapur - the "City of Devotees" and the home of medieval art and architecture, a classic showcase of medieval Nepalese town life. Walk through the brick paved Palace Square overlooked by the Palace of the 55 windows with its imposing Golden Gate, The Pashupatinath Temple built as a replica of the original in Kathmandu overlooked by the finely carved Chyasalin Mandap in the centre. Walk to the Nyatapole Temple the five storied Pagoda, the tallest temple in the country guarded by a series of mythical animals and deities overlooking the Bhairav temple dedicated to the Tantric deity of Bhairav.

Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu

Day 3: KATHMANDU - POKHARA


Morning, drive to Pokhara valley (200 kms / 5-6 hrs), famed for its emerald lakes and awesome snow peaks looming overhead.  Transfer to your hotel. 
Rest of the day is free.

Overnight at your hotel in Pokhara.

Day 4: POKHARA - DHAMPUS (1800 M) (3 HRS WALK)


Morning, drive to Phedi (22 Kms/30 mins). Commence trek. Walk along a steep uphill trail to Dhampus village. 
Rest of the day is free.

Overnight at the local Lodge/tea house in Dhampus.

Day 5: DHAMPUS - LANDRUNG (1680 M) (6 HRS WALK)


After breakfast, continue your walk along a soft uphill trail through protected forest land which is almost like a gentle staircase. Cross over a small windy pass and descend slowly to the village of Landrung in the afternoon.

Overnight at the local lodge/ tea house in Landrung

Day 6: LANDRUNG-CHOMRONG (2170 M) (6 HRS WALK


A steep descent through the dense and dark forest to a beautiful village located on the lap of giant Annapurna massive is known as Chomrong. 

Overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Chomrong.

Day 7: CHOMRONG - HIMALAYA (2920 M) (5 HRS WALK


Today, trek from Chomrong till Himalaya. During your five-hour walking, you cross Modi Khola, pass through Khuldigar, Bamboo, and Doban and finally reach Himalaya. 

Overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Himalaya.

Day 8: HIMALAYA - MACHHAPUCHHRE BASE CAMP (3720 M) (6 HRS WALK)


Trek from Himalaya to Machhapuchhare Basecamp, a grassy moraine platform.

Overnight at the local lodge/tea house in Machhapuchhare Basecamp.

Day 9: MACHHAPUCHHRE BASE CAMP - ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP (4095 M) - DOBAN (2700 M) (7 HRS WALK)


The trail continues gradual ascending Annapurna Base Camp. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by spectacular mountains.
Later, trek down to Doban

Overnight at the local lodge/teahouse in Doban.

Day 10: DOBAN-CHOMRONG (2170 M) (5 HRS WALK)


Descend to Chomrong from Doban through dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo across Annapurna mountain range. 

Overnight at the local lodge at Chomrong.

Day 11: CHOMRONG - GHANDRUNG (1980 M) (5 HRS WALK)


Trek from Chomrong till Ghandrung, which offers witness unique culture, tradition and custom of Gurung community. 

Overnight at the local lodge at Ghandrung.

Day 12: GHANDRUNG - NAYAPOOL - POKHARA


After breakfast, trek down to Syauli Bazaar via Kimche. Continue on to Birethanti village. A short walk down from Birethanti is Nayapool. Drive back to Pokhara (42 kms/1 hrs)
Rest of the day is free.

Overnight at your hotel in Pokhara.

Day 13: POKHARA - KATHMANDU


After breakfast, commence your return journey back to Kathmandu. 
(Possibility to fly back with supplementary charge)
Transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.

What's included

  • 3 nights twin share accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 2 nights twin share accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • 8 nights twin share accommodation in local lodge/tea house during the trek as per the
  • program including meals at the same lodges or local restaurants as per the program during the trek
  • Airport transfers as per the program on private basis
  • Sightseeing tours as per the program on private basis with the services of local English speaking guide
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu private surface transfer with our chauffeur
  • Annapurna area conservation project entry fee
  • Trekking permit
  • An experience trek guide and porter as per the requirement.
  • Pokhara-Phedi and Nayapool-Pokhara transfer
  • One hour boat ride on Phewa Lake
  • All applicable entrance fees for the monuments included in the program
  • All applicable current taxes (10% SC & 13% VAT)

What's not included

  • Lunch/Dinner (except during trek)
  • Travel/medical insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • International airfare
  • Uses of vehicle during free time
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Nepal visa fee (US$ 25 pp, payable directly at the airport during the time of entry)
  • Services except mentioned in included section
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